Frommer's New York City 2012 (Frommer's Color Complete)
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- Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you make your way from the Bronx (up) to the Battery (down)
- Where to find the best bagels, burgers, and pizza, as well as the hottest new eateries, and classic dining experiences
- Insightful commentary on New York City's "greatest hits" from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty, to hidden gems like The Grolier Club and Louis Armstrong House
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standards: Corned beef, pastrami, and brisket are as good as you’ll get, while such guilty pleasures as gribenes (fried chicken skin) and chicken liver, despite their artery-clogging qualities, are almost impossible to resist. Unlike other delis, you might even get a smile from your waiter! Stage Deli 834 Seventh Ave., between 53rd and 54th streets (& 212/245-7850; www.stagedeli.com). Noisy and crowded and packed with tourists, it’s still as authentic as they come. The celebrity sandwiches,
mirrors the style of the facade of the 19thcentury building across the street. NEW YORK CITY IN DEPTH New York City in Pop Culture 2 21st-Century Architecture The new building boom at the beginning of the 21st century has brought edifices designed by such modern architectural giants as The Heart Building’s intricate façade is the design of Sir Frank Gehry, who designed the Norman Foster. IAC Building on West 18th Street with the look of billowing curtains; by Sir Norman Foster, who designed
units. $249–$299 double; from $399 suite. Rates include continental breakfast, all-day cappuccino, and weekday wine and cheese. Check website for specials. AE, DC, MC, V. Parking $25 next door. Subway: N, R, 1, 2, or 3 to 42nd St./Times Sq. Amenities: Cyberlounge; concierge; free access to New York Sports Club; room service; video library. In room: A/C, ceiling fan, TV/VCR, CD player, hair dryer, minibar. A block from Times Square and close to Hell’s Kitchen, this place offers 37-inch flatscreen
bathrooms are done up in Italian marble and well outfitted. Off the gorgeous black-and-white marble-floored lobby is the legendary Monkey Bar. On the second floor is the Club Room, where a free continental breakfast is offered daily, along with complimentary wine and cheese weekday evenings. 60 E. 54th St. (btw. Park and Madison aves.), New York, NY 10022. www.elyseehotel.com. & 800/535-9733 or 212/753-1066. Fax 212/980-9278. 103 units. From $249 double; from $409 suite. Check website for
most beautiful in New York. If you’re lucky enough to walk it on a snowy evening with the lamplights illuminating the falling flakes or at dusk on a warm summer evening with leafy shadows everywhere, you’ll be transported. Prince Street: This SoHo street has a brief run of just 10 blocks, from Bowery to MacDougal, but it’s an exquisite walk. It’s chock-full of atmosphere and history. The walk will take you by the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral—the city’s first cathedral—and its gorgeous old brick